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  • say goodbye to our rainbow cabinets 👋🏽 chalkboard paint is starting to work it’s magic! 😍 (few more coats and they’ll be beautifullllllll)
  • Our little art room is looking to get a creative makeover this summer! I’ve already started painting and planning but we’re looking for donations/shares to help raise money for new art supplies and classroom materials (rug/storage units)! Click the...
  • I’m really going to miss my little artists over the summer 🌞 I am so proud of each and every one of you. See you in August! 🌈👩🏽‍🎨
  • I’m going to miss these sweet little notes 💖 already looking forward to next year! 👩🏽‍🎨
  • With summer break soon approaching we are having some fun looking at sand sculptures and making some kinetic sandcastles! 🏝🌞 #francesdrakeartists
  • A Frances Drake 4th grader made this amazing hand drawing! 🤝 🎉#francesdrakeartists
  • A colorful honey bee painting, made by one of our 2nd graders for our Endangered Species lesson! 🐝 #francesdrakeartists
  • A little birdie told me there’s only a week left until summer! 🦜🌞 Amazing drawing by one of our 3rd graders! #francesdrakeartists
  • Bubble heads! ✨ #francesdrakeartists
  • Me too bud, me too 💖 (the blue is “the water in my head”) #francesdrakeartists #kindergarten #art #artteachersofinstagram
  • Please enjoy this kindergartners lil Kirby drawing 🌸 *insert high pitched Kirby “ahhhhhh” sound* 🎶
  • 3rd grader finishing up his endangered species project! A Macaw 🦜 made with chalk pastels! ✨
Welcome to the Frances Drake Art Room!

Here you can find information about what goes on in our creative space, view student artwork, and hear about upcoming events.

Thank you for visiting!


4 months ago

Welcome artists! 


Meet the Art Teacher...

Hello! My name is Taylor- student’s call me Ms. Penning (also, “Ms.Penny”). 

I was born and raised in Leominster. I love this town and am incredibly happy to teach my favorite subject in such a wonderful school. 

I graduated from UMass Dartmouth and studied Fine Art, Art Education, and Art History. I am currently in my Master's program studying advanced Art Education in the Elementary classroom. I am very excited to bring what I learn into our little art room and the minds inside. 

When I’m not teaching, I’m usually in my studio- drawing, painting, reading and watching films / listening to records with my two cats (Frida Katlo and Monkey Muse). 

Fun Fact: Some of my favorite artists are Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, and Kehinde Wiley. 

Art Room Mantra 

I am positive. 

I am creative. 

I am mindful.

I am amazing.

I belong here.

I am an ARTIST.

How Art Unlocks Students’ Diverse Ablilities 

Knowledge + Creativity = Innovation 


10 Reasons Why Arts in Education Is so Important for Kids

Sir Ken Robinson 

Speaks on the importance of creative education in our schools. 

By Taylor Penning

Donations List
Washable Markers
Construction Paper
Drawing paper
Hand Sanitizer
Sponges/Mr.Clean Magic Erasers
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